DIY


A Wedding Decor DIY You’ll Want to Try

by Azure

Are you sick of hearing me talk about ombre this and ombre that for your wedding? Hopefully not, because I found an ombre chrysanthemum lantern DIY that is too gorgeous to pass up! Just picture these lush, frilly lanterns in shades of peach and coral hanging from the trees surrounding your outdoor reception (or cocktail hour) venue. They'll add a touch of whimsy, and have all your guests talking!   And believe it or not, this is a totally budget-friendly wedding DIY. Why?...

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5 Totally Easy Ways to Make your Wedding Unique and Different

by Bitchless Bride

Seriously, if I hear it one more time I am going to punch somebody in the face, so I thought I’d be kind enough to write it all down. Here it is girl’s… suggestions that will help make your wedding more UNIQUE and DIFFERENT than all the other weddings you will attend over the years. 1.  Take a good look at your floor plan for the evening, and then shake it up. You don’t have to have the “standard” wedding diagram. Why not have some round tables, square tables,...

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9 Creative Ways to Incorporate Your Wedding Monogram

by Azure

Raise your hand if you're creating a custom monogram for your wedding! Dreaming up a custom monogram with your groom is a wonderful way to unwind and have a little fun when the stress of wedding planning begins to take hold. And there's no better way to personalize your big day! But I'll bet you don't realize all the different ways you can incorporate your special monogram. The options are truly endless, and we share our favorite ideas below! 1- Wedding invitations and...

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Buy It or DIY It: Mason Jar Chandeliers

by Azure

Brides love mason jars, and nothing makes a wedding reception sparkle like a twinkling chandelier! And what do you get when you put the two together? A wedding reception statement piece to fill the room (or barn, tent, etc.) with enchantment! Buy It! The Boots n Gus Etsy wedding shop is a mason jar treasure trove! How divine is the rainbow chandelier above? LOVE! DIY It! For brides brave enough to take this DIY project on, we rounded up a few of our favorite tutorials! ...

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A Gorgeous Wedding for Under $6000

by Azure

Real Wedding by Polis Photography After photographing Kjestine and Brian's wedding at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and seeing every last detail up close and personal, it was hard to imagine that they were planning on a budget! Now, we've all heard about super crafty brides pulling off breathtakingly beautiful weddings with budgets of $10,000 to $15,000. But $6,000?! Believe it or not, Kjestine and Brian pulled it off! The bride, with help from her friends and bridesmaids,...

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Sweet Wedding Guest Favors to DIY

by Azure

Everyone loved the adorable floral-filled ice cubes we shared in our DIY section a few weeks back. Curious to know if anyone's taken the plunge and tried the DIY!? Today we've got another fabulous do-it-yourself project for brides willing to roll up their sleeves and get crafty! I spotted the daisy lollipops (below) on the Funkytime blog, and thought they'd make sweet & memorable wedding guest favors for Spring or Summer I Do's! While Funkytime filled their pops with little...

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Get Gorgeous with 3 DIY Hairstyles

by Azure

Thank you Allure for this slideshow feature of 32 new hair ideas for 2012! The hairstyles are gorgeous, with so much bridal beauty inspiration! But we had a tough time navigating through (and tried two different browsers), which made seeing all 32 looks a tad difficult. But we've got you covered, lovelies! Because we're about to share three of our favorites wedding-worthy hairstyles (two updos and one retro-inspired down do) from Allure's batch of 32, and the DIY steps straight...

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7 Bridal Accessory DIYs You’ll Race to Try

by Azure

Add sparkle to your wedding shoes or romance to your bridal updo with seven stylish accessory DIYs perfect for craft-savvy brides! So round up your bridesmaids, scroll through this list, and let us know which DIY wedding project you're dying to try! #1  Jewel-Embellished Bridal Shoes inspired by a gem-encrusted Dolce & Gabbana pair... #2  DIY Birdcage Veil for our vintage-inspired brides... #3  French Pouf Hair Flower to adorn your soft & romantic wedding hairstyle... ...

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Iced Out Wedding DIY

by Azure

Fact: The majority of folks gearing up to attend a wedding have one thing on the mind... drinks, drinks and more drinks! Soon-to-be wedding guests are overcome with visions of open bars and free flowing booze, and really... can you blame them? What this means is that the signature drinks and spirits you serve will not go unnoticed. Luckily though, making your wedding cocktails stand out with a few extra special touches is not difficult to do! One of our favorite ideas? Floral ice...

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Wedding Planning for the Groom: Host a Guy-Friendly Couples Shower

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of The Man Registry Considering having a couples shower or looking for ways to interest guys in a wedding shower? While it may seem like a tough sell for some guys, there are lots of great shower ideas that cater to both sexes. Here are a few guy-friendly shower ideas: Lawn/garden and BBQ shower. Perfect for a spring or summer shower, this shower lends itself well to a backyard grill-out setting where guests can play yard games such as horseshoes,...

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5 Mossy DIYs to Beautify Your Wedding

by Azure

There are SO many ways to use moss to beautify your wedding ceremony and reception decor. And when you incorporate mossy touches throughout your big day, you can go green and save big on your wedding budget, too! Here are five fabulously mossy wedding DIYs definitely worth trying: 1. Mossy Messages scrawled on the wall of your venue will mesmerize wedding guests! Learn how to DIY the moss paint here, and be sure to check with your venue before embarking on this DIY journey. 2....

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3 Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Valley & Co.

We know. Wedding planning can be daunting and difficult to begin, especially if you're going it alone without a seasoned planning team or someone who knows the ropes to guide you. So today we're sharing 3 wedding planning mistakes we see most often and how to avoid them in hopes of saving you headaches and added costs: ONE- Signing on the dotted line. Don't fall to pressure from wedding venues or any vendor before you and your fiance have gotten to really read the fine print. Make...

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Navigating Bridal Shows Like A Champ

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a recently engaged man quite like this phrase: “Honey, want to go to a bridal show this Saturday?” But there’s no reason to sound the alarms just yet. That’s right, guys; you might actually enjoy attending a couple of these events during your engagement. While many men may envision booth after booth of wedding dresses and flower arrangements at a bridal show or wedding expo, there...

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3 Creative Ways to Jazz Up the Wedding Dinner

by Valley & Co.

You know us. We're all about wowing guests at celebrations with the simplest of unexpected touches. There's perhaps no easier way to accomplish this than with your dinner menu as it's a blank canvas to express your tastes, your aesthetic, favorite travel locales and nod to local bakers and farmers. With any one of our three creative ideas you will set the stage for a scrumptious and memorable dinner. 1. Serve up a tasting-style menu a la your favorite restaurant. This style of...

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Cinnamon and Citrus Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

Why don't you... pair spicy cinnamon reds with zesty lemon, lime and tangerine for an unexpected wedding color palette? It's perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall weddings, and lets you get super creative with your reception centerpieces and decor details! Consider incorporating citrus fruits in your centerpieces and/or reception tablescapes. Then put your bridesmaids in mix and match gowns in shades of grapefruit, lime green, clementine and lemon yellow, or in elegant neutral dresses...

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me a Match!

by Azure

BIG NEWS! OneWed's revamped MatchMake tool is revolutionizing how brides find local wedding vendors! And we're giving Chicago and New York area brides, grooms and wedding pros first crack at this game-changing product! It's eHarmony meets This Or That meets OkCupid, in an engaging wedding planning environment, and you can get the full scoop in our press release HERE! Here is one bride's story to help you understand the true awesomeness of MatchMake... Suzy Q is a Chicago bride,...

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7 Lovely Lace Wedding DIYs

by Azure

It's no secret that brides love lace! Lace is romantic, exudes old world elegance, and has always been a favorite among wedding dress designers. To help you get your DIY on, here are five of our favorite wedding do-it-yourself projects incorporating lace or lace-looking doilies: 1. Lace escort card display 2. Lace and feather fascinator 3. Pink parasol doily drink stirs 4. Doily confetti cones 5. Monogrammed hoops 6. Doily & cupcake wrapper garland 7....

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English Garden DIY Wedding Centerpiece

by Azure

Inspiration: Faded floral wallpapers, glistening metallic details, high-tech brocades (from Christopher Kane's spring 2012 runway show). The Mix: Assorted bright ranunculus, anemones, Yves Piaget garden roses, and Dusty Miller foliage, beautifully arranged in a pewter gray pitcher. Step-by-Step DIY: 1. To establish the basic shape of the centerpiece, start by dropping vines and the Dusty Miller foilage into the vase. 2. Begin adding your larger flowers (ranunculus, anemones,...

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Hand Lettering for Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

Lisa Congdon is a crazy good artist....you may know her from her Collection a Day series?  If you dont, you really should! This year she's taking that collection a bit further by doing a daily hand lettering exercise...each day it's something a little different, and really made me think that it could be a great thing to work into your wedding! I'm not saying you need to calligraph every one of your wedding invitation envelopes or anything, but with a little practice, you could...

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5 Surefire Strategies for Wedding Planning Success

by Azure

Wedding planning got you down? Don't let it! Read on to learn five keys to stress-free, enjoyable planning... 5- Devise Rituals: Build routine periods of wedding planning time into your busy schedules. For example, set aside a few hours every Saturday (or whatever day works best) to tackle items on your wedding planning checklist. Having this pre-planned ritual will give you and your groom a sense of calm, and will ensure you're not running around like a chicken with your head cut...

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Dream About a Rainbow Wedding…

by Azure

And color your wedding beautiful! To say that the 7-tier rainbow wedding cake by Rise & Shine Bakery (above and below) inspired me would be a true understatement. It literally blew my mind, made me swoon, and tantalized my sweet tooth, all with a single look. So I just couldn't resist creating a style board inspired by this colorful confection! Isn't it sweet? How many brides are daring enough to take guests over the rainbow with this vibrant wedding color palette?

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